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Israeli Minister of Immigration and Absorption Yoav Galant announced at the end of January that his government had achieved diplomatic success. He said that Jerusalem has a plan to squeeze the Iranian military out of Syria, and that Israel can count on Russia’s support in this.
The Israeli minister observed that the close collaboration between Moscow and Tehran is coming to an end.
While Russia had to fight against the Syrian anti-government formations, Moscow treated Iran and its allies from …
Units of the Syrian army loyal to Iran battled with the units loyal to Russia in Hama province, reported the Turkish agency Anadolu, citing well-informed sources in Syria.
According to Anadolu’s source, the Fourth Division of the Syrian army under the patronage of Iran retook al-Rasif village from the Qawat Al-Nimr or Tiger Forces division that is sponsored by Russia. 70 soldiers died on both sides in the battle for al-Rasif. Local residents are afraid that the conflict can spread to the …
Despite all Israel’s attempts to shut down Iran’s supply routes for sending weapons to Syria, Tehran has still been able to arm its proxies with rockets and other weapons.
The Israeli news site Nziv reported with reference to sources in the Arab press that the Assad regime and Hezbollah had received another arms shipment. This time, the weapons were delivered by air, virtually out in the open.
The munitions were reportedly transported in an Il-76TD cargo plane belonging to the Iranian …
A delegation from Moscow headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin and Russian President's Special Envoy Alexander Lavrentiev arrived in Israel.
They were received at the Israeli Foreign Ministry by the General Director of the diplomatic department Yuval Rotem. The Kremlin envoys are expected to meet with the Israeli Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. According to Israeli sources, the parties will discuss "Syrian issues”.
As reported on the …
The Tiger Forces, an elite formation of the Syrian government army, have clashed with the 4th Armored Division, the Turkish Anadolu Agency reported, citing sources in Syria. According to the news agency, the Tiger Forces are backed by Russia, whereas the tank division, which is commanded by Bashar al-Assad’s brother General Maher al-Assad, is backed by Iran.
The encounter reportedly took place in Syria’s Hama province in the north-west of the country. Anadolu did not specify an exact date. …
After the victory of the Damascus government forces over the rebels, there is a new escalation in the Syrian crisis, reported the German Spiegel Online on January 25 with reference to the intercepted radio communication dated January 19.
According to these records, units that are part of the corps of pro-Russian militants started an armed clash with the units of the pro-Iranian militants in the strategically important Al-Ghab Plain in the north-west of the Hama Governorate. Both sides …
If the UN Security Council does not take measures in reponse to Israeli attacks on Syria, Damascus can launch a symmetrical strike against Tel-Aviv airport in response, stated Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, RIA Novosti reports.
“The time for the UN Security Council to take measures necessary to stop regular Israeli attacks against Syrian territory has come, or Syria should draw the attention of those who make war in this Council by implementing our legal …
Iran is intensifying its diplomatic pressure on Poland in connection with an international conference in Warsaw on the future of the Near East and security policy in the region. On Sunday, January 13, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif called the conference a “circus” and an “expression of political confusion”.
“This conference is a hostile initiative of the US, directed against Iran, and Tehran expects Poland to refuse to hold this event,” DPA cites Zarif as saying.
Otherwise, Zarif …
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko pardoned Iranian citizen Ali Dzhaduey to enable his exchange for Ukrainian sailor Andriy Novichkov, stated Deputy Foreign Minister Serhiy Kyslytsya at a press conference at the Boryspil International Airport.
“The Iranian citizen who has been pardoned by the President’s decree is already in his country. We went there earlier, at 12 a.m.,” he said. The Iranian, a graduate student at a Kharkiv university, was sentenced to 11 years in prison in June 2018 for …
Acting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that the authorities of the country will discuss the possibility of purchasing gas from Iran.
He said that Armenia will simultaneously hold negotiations with the Russian side to find the most profitable solution.
At present, Armenia is not satisfied with the sharp increase in the price of Russian gas that will cost $ 165 per thousand cubic meters instead of the previous price, $150, starting from 2019.
“The issue of supplying Iranian gas is …